Ascension Day: A Collect Reflection

Ascension Day Almighty God, whose only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven: May our hearts and minds also there ascend, and with him continually dwell; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Some Collect Housekeeping Note that the ACNA collect is a bit different from the two collects [...]

By |2020-05-21T16:50:56-05:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Wednesday of Holy Week: A Collect Reflection

Assist us mercifully with your grace, Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter with joy upon the meditation of those mighty acts by which you have promised us life and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen. If you’ve ever had a [...]

By |2020-04-06T09:39:24-05:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Church Year|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tuesday of Holy Week: A Collect Reflection

O Lord our God, whose blessed Son gave his back to be whipped and did not hide his face from shame and spitting: Give us grace to accept joyfully the sufferings of the present time, confident of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, [...]

By |2020-04-06T09:22:18-05:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Church Year|Tags: , |0 Comments

Monday of Holy Week: A Collect Reflection

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the Cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with [...]

By |2020-04-06T07:49:30-05:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Church Year|Tags: , |0 Comments

Palm Sunday: A Collect Reflection

The Collect for Palm Sunday Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon himself our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also [...]

Easter Sunday: A Collect Reflection

There are actually two Collects for Easter Sunday First, Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who [...]

By |2019-06-27T10:50:44-05:00April 21st, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Holy Saturday and the Easter Vigil: Gerald R. McDermott’s Collect Reflections

Holy Saturday O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Holy Saturday is one of [...]

Good Friday: A Collect Reflection

Good Friday Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Asking God Every collect makes [...]

By |2019-06-27T10:51:05-05:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Maundy Thursday: A Collect Reflection

Maundy Thursday Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one [...]

By |2019-06-27T10:51:17-05:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

All Saints Day: A Collect Reflection

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical Body of your Son: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:07-06:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |0 Comments

Week of the Sunday from October 23 to October 29: A Collect Reflection

Doomsday Politics If your Facebook feed or your mailbox haven’t already clued you in, Election Day is quickly approaching. The midterm elections bring with them a renewed enthusiasm for partisan shoving matches and giddy mudslinging from both sides. What strikes me in the last several turns of this electoral merry-go-round is the increasingly dire tone in the voices of opposition [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:11-06:00October 27th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |1 Comment

Week of the Sunday from October 16 to October 22: A Collect Reflection

Set us free, loving Father, from the bondage of our sins, and in your goodness and mercy give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. Let me pose [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:14-06:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |0 Comments

Week of the Sunday from October 9 to October 15: A Collect Reflection

O God, our refuge and strength, true source of all godliness: Graciously hear the devout prayers of your Church, and grant that those things which we ask faithfully, we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. Truth: God is our refuge, strength, [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:20-06:00October 13th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |0 Comments

Week of the Sunday from October 2 to October 8: A Collect Reflection

Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in continual godliness, that through your protection it may be free from all adversities, and devotedly serve you in good works, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. Surprising Repentance An Anglican [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:25-06:00October 6th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |0 Comments

Week of the Sunday from September 25 to October 1: A Collect Reflection

O merciful Lord, grant to your faithful people pardon and peace, that by your grace we may be cleansed from all our sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. Sin and the Unquiet Mind "And serve you [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:30-06:00September 29th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |0 Comments

Week of the Sunday from September 18 to September 24: A Collect Reflection

Almighty and merciful God, in your goodness keep us, we pray, from all things that may hurt us, that we, being ready both in mind and body, may accomplish with joyful hearts those things which belong to your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:31-06:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |0 Comments

Week of the Sunday from September 11 to September 17: A Collect Reflection

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. Have you ever tried to do something over and over again, [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:32-06:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |0 Comments

Week of the Sunday from September 4 to September 10: A Collect Reflection

O Lord God, grant your people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. Seeking the Way of Repentance in All [...]

By |2019-06-13T16:21:55-05:00September 8th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: |0 Comments

Week of the Sunday from August 28 to September 3: A Collect Reflection

O Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow after us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. The Value of Hand-me-down Vestments Every Sunday when I vest for worship, I wear two [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:41-06:00September 1st, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |0 Comments

Week of the Sunday from August 21 to August 27: A Collect Reflection

Week of the Sunday from August 21 to August 27 Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:47-06:00August 25th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |4 Comments

Week of the Sunday from August 14 to August 20: A Collect Reflection

Week of the Sunday from August 14 to August 20 Keep your Church, O Lord, by your perpetual mercy; and because without you the frailty of our nature causes us to fall, keep us from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable for our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and [...]

By |2019-08-18T12:38:09-05:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |3 Comments

Week of the Sunday from August 7 to August 13: A Collect Reflection

The 12th Sunday after Pentecost (Week of the Sunday from August 7 to August 13) Almighty God, give us the increase of faith, hope, and love; and, that we may obtain what you have promised, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:58-06:00August 11th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |0 Comments

Week of the Sunday from July 31 to August 6: A Collect Reflection

Week of the Sunday from July 31 to August 6 Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your grace that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:59-06:00August 4th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , |0 Comments

Week of the Sunday from July 24 to July 30: A Collect Reflection

Week of the Sunday from July 24 to July 30 Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:35:02-06:00July 28th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , |4 Comments
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